Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Why are strings loose on Epiphone Les Paul?
I'm not sure, but I hope this is the right area to post this in.
I'm an Ibanez man myself, so I've gotten used to the tighter string tension on my Ibanez (due to the through-body stringing). So it's easy to tell when a guitar has looser strings.
I've noticed when playing an Epiphone and Gibson Les Paul that the strings are very soft and floppy compared to my Ibanez, even though the Epiphone is fitted with heavier gauge strings than my Ibanez. It is annoying my friend, who owns the Epiphone.
I thought that possibly the strings are more floppy because they use a stopbar tailpiece instead of through-body stringing. Is this right or is it something else, and can anything be done about it?